KS3 Computing

KS3 Curriculum Map

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

Content:

E-Safety

Networks and the Internet

Adventure Story – Interactive PowerPoints

Content:

Binary and Control

Spy School – Spreadsheets

Content:

Analysing Data and Asking Questions

Skills/knowledge:

Social networking, cyber bullying, malware.

Networks, Frog, search engines.

Computational thinking, sequencing, user interfaces.

Skills/knowledge:

Binary numbers, computer control systems.

Spreadsheets, formulae and functions, formatting.

Skills/knowledge:

Searching databases, sorting and filtering, digital file types.

8

Content:

E-Safety

Fair Cop – Databases

Content:

Scratch – Programming

 

Content:

Technology

Do Aliens Exist? – Research and Desktop Publishing

Skills/knowledge:

Digital footprints, malware, phishing, cyberbullying.

Relational databases, tables, queries, forms, reports.

Skills/knowledge:

Computational thinking, programming, algorithms, product development life cycle.

Skills/knowledge:

Hardware, software, history of computing.

Research, spreadsheets, planning and design, DTP.

9

Content:

E-Safety

Networks

Logo – Programming

Content:

Small Basic – Programming

Python – Programming

Flash – Animation

Content:

Dreamweaver – Web Development

Skills/knowledge:

Digital footprints, social networking.

Network topologies, network admin, malware.

Text-based programming, variables, loops, procedures, variables, iteration.

Skills/knowledge:

Variables, conditions, loops, subroutines, objects.

Input and output, placeholders, variables, data types, operators, conditions, loops.

Drawing tools, motion and shape tweens, layers, imported graphics, text.

Skills/knowledge:

Navigation, using text and images, hyperlinks, embedded objects, stylesheets, tables, forms, product development life cycle.

Additional Materials/Equipment required:

Access to a home computer would be helpful as homework is set on Frog. Also, some research tasks will need to be carried out using the internet. However, computers are widely available around the school, including after 3pm, and the after-school homework club takes place in computer rooms. Some of the programming software we use is free to download from the websites listed above include.

Home Support:

Supporting your daughter with her homework, ensuring that it is completed on time. Parents have their own Frog login. Help materials can be found on the Frog website. Discuss with your daughter the different uses of computers around us every day.

Head of Department:  Mr Bell